From the Principal....
Congratulations on getting to the end of a long term, one that started with a wet, wet January and finished with the end of daylight savings and autumn colours on the trees in the school in April.
I have really enjoyed seeing a revitalization of activities that in the last few years have been affected by COVID. New Zealand Secondary Schools Summer Tournament week was a great example of this, as well our Athletics and Swimming sports, which we could not hold last year.
During this last week, we have been able to get our school community together with academic conferencing to check in with whānau on how things have been going with their daughter in class and how we can support our students to be the best they can in 2023.
We really appreciated these learning conversations and will look again later in the year to see how things are progressing.
Term One also marks the end of our first term as Te Whare Whawhaou. The hostel girls have brought another dimension to our kura. I know that both hostel staff and students will be looking forward to returning home during the study break. During Term Two we will start the enrolment processes for 2024. Please let the school know if there are potential students who maybe interested for boarding in 2024. We expect there maybe a need for a waiting list for some year levels.
I know for all of us this upcoming Easter Break will be welcome. I trust that our whole community are able to spend this time to reflect on the year to date and come back energized for what I am sure will be another busy term
He eke waka noa
- the following four Year 13 students who have been added to our Senior Prefects for this year:
Te Aroha Healey-Forde - Hauora Prefect
Passion Phillips -Hauora Prefect
Terri Matthews - Cultural Prefect
Oceania Pene - Kohine Whakarae
- to the following students who have completed their Bronze / Silver Badges in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards:
Bronze Badge: Avena Alefosio-Tuck, Leilagi Alefosio-Tuck, Motiana Alefosio-Tuck, Neve Allibone, Nikau Chater, Sophie Davis, Emmaleah Dender, Frances Hazeldine, Chelsea Robertson, Moana Uerata
Silver Badge: Amara Chrisohoou, Cara Mudie, Casey Paul